B-52 bomber drops record number of bombs on Taliban base

On February 4, a U.S. Air Force B-52 Bomber dropped a record-setting 24 bombs on Taliban bases in the Afghanistan province of Badakhshan, near the border with China and Tajikistan. United States Forces in Afghanistan said in a statement that the strikes targeted Taliban training bases and stolen Afghan National Army vehicles which were being converted into car bombs. Feb 8, 2018

US Air Force targets Afghanistan drug labs in airstrikes

The US Air Force and Afghan forces struck seven drug processing centers in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, on 19 November, as a part of a new strategy NATO said is meant to cut off the Talibans revenue stream.The Air Force used one of its oldest and most heavy-duty pieces of weaponry, the B-52, in the strikes and also one of its latest, the F-22 Raptor Nov 22, 2017

Who is Bowe Bergdahl?

Sgt Bergdahl walked off his military post in Afghanistan in 2009, in what he says was a protest to prove that his commanders were unfit for service. He was then captured by the Taliban, and kept in captivity and tortured for five years. He was released in exchange for five Guantanamo Bay detainees in May 2014. Oct 17, 2017

Afghanistan Taliban suicide bombers and gunmen storm police training center

A Taliban suicide bomber and gunmen attacked a provincial Afghan police headquarters on Oct. 17, killing at least 33 people and wounding 160. The attack targeted a police training center attached to the headquarters in Gardez, the capital of Paktia province, officials said. The Taliban said it was behind the attack. Oct 17, 2017